As you'll see in our list of Robert Plant Albums Ranked Best to Worst, crafting a solo career has been something of a quest for Led Zeppelin's former frontman. There have been dizzying summits, disappointing blind alleys, thrilling moments of homecoming and surprising times when he's backtracked.

The below list examines it all, from Plant's earliest albums of pure pop ambition and a series of retro-focused covers projects to his scattered reunions with Jimmy Page and a run of more recent shape-shifting albums. (We've included projects like The Honeydrippers: Volume One and Walking Into Clarksdale, where Plant was a prime creative force, into our rankings.) So, how does it all shape up? Check out the following list of Robert Plant Albums Ranked Best to Worst.